Throwing it Back: 1998 Belmont Stakes

Victory Gallop, Gary Stevens, Real Quiet, Kent Desormeaux

Sixteen years ago last week, one of the most exciting stretch drives in the history of the Belmont Stakes resulted in Victory Gallop denying Real Quiet the Triple Crown. This race followed my first published story about horse racing, which you can read by clicking on the PDF attached below (note: The Observer’s headline writer apparently did not realize that Real Quiet was a colt).

(sic) She’s No Seattle Slew!

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun


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